Always Running

Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodriguez
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0613013239
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty

Always Running

Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodriguez
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9780743276917
Available:
Release: 2005-09-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member is now updated with a new Introduction and reading group guide.

Always Running

Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodríguez
Pages: 260
ISBN: 0714530131
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Release: 1995
Editor: Marion Boyars Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Manchild in the Promised Land--an explosive memoir of hopelessness and resurrection that vividly portrays the brutality of barrio gang life. A timely exploration into the roots of Latino rage.

Always Running

Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodríguez
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781453259085
Available:
Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The award-winning memoir of life in an LA street gang from the acclaimed Chicano author and former Los Angeles Poet Laureate: “Fierce, and fearless” (The New York Times). Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques in Southern California. He grew up knowing only a life of violence—one that revolved around drugs, gang wars, and police brutality. But unlike most of those around him, Rodríguez found a way out when art, writing, and political activism gave him a new path—and an escape from self-destruction. Always Running spares no detail in its vivid, brutally honest portrayal of street life and violence, and it stands as a powerful and unforgettable testimonial of gang life by one of the most acclaimed Chicano writers of his generation. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

La Vida Loca Always Running

La Vida Loca  Always Running
Author: Luis J. Rodriguez
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780743281553
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Release: 2005-09-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

"A los doce años, Luis Rodríguez ya era un veterano de la guerra entre las pandillas de East Los Angeles. Atraído por una cultura pandillera aparentemente insuperable, fue testigo de un sinfín de balaceras, golpizas y arrestos y, más tarde, con un miedo cada vez mayor, presenció cómo las drogas, los asesinatos, los suicidios y una delincuencia callejera carente de sentido cobraban la vida de amigos y familiares. Poco tiempo después, Rodríguez encontro la manera de dejar atrás la vida del barrio a través de la educación y el poder de las palabras. Así pudo liberarse de años de violencia y desesperación. Una vez alcanzado el éxito como poeta chicano varias veces galardonado, Luis llegé a pensar que las calles ya no lo perseguirían, pero entonces su hijo ingresó en una pandilla. Rodríguez luchó por su hijo mediante el relato de su historia personal. La Vida Loca es una vívida croónica que se adentra en las motivaciones de la vida de las pandillas y nos advierte de la muerte y la destrucción que, tarde o temprano, se lleva la vida de sus participantes. A ratos desgarradoramente triste y cruel, La Vida Loca es a la larga una historia verdadera, llena de inspiración, esperanza y sabiduría, y una lección duramente aprendida para las nuevas generaciones.

A Running Back Can t Always Rush

A Running Back Can t Always Rush
Author: Nate LeBoutillier,Jorge Santillan
Pages: 49
ISBN: 9781434228055
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Release: 2010-08-01
Editor: Capstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Danny loves to use his super speed all the time, especially on the football field, but going too fast causes him some big problems.

The Concrete River

The Concrete River
Author: Luis J. Rodríguez
Pages: 126
ISBN: 9781453259092
Available:
Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mesmerizing collection of poems of urban pain and immigrant alienation, humming with a current of genuine beauty and the pulse of lifeThe Concrete River’s poems are dispatches from city corners that CNN viewers never see, that few dare visit, and that fewer still manage to escape. Rodríguez sings corridos of barrios and busted Chicanos trying to make it in L.A. and Chicago, from ballads of Watts’s broken glass to blues played alongside a tequila bottle under an elevated train. But the music also captures moments of true beauty amid the hard urban surfaces, where the cries of the ’hood “deliver sacrifices / of sound and flesh, / as a mother’s milk flows,” while love and community offer renewed hope. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Blue Rage Black Redemption

Blue Rage  Black Redemption
Author: Stanley Tookie Williams
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781416554301
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Release: 2007-11-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and antigang activist When his L.A. neighborhood was threatened by gangbangers, Stanley Tookie Williams and a friend formed the Crips, but what began as protection became worse than the original gangs. From deadly street fights with their rivals to drive-by shootings and stealing cars, the Crips' influence -- and Tookie's reputation -- began to spread across L.A. Soon he was regularly under police surveillance, and, as a result, was arrested often, though always released because the charges did not stick. But in 1981, Tookie was convicted of murdering four people and was sent to death row at San Quentin in Marin County, California. Tookie maintained his innocence and began to work in earnest to prevent others from following his path. Whether he was creating nationwide peace protocols, discouraging adolescents from joining gangs, or writing books, Tookie worked tirelessly for the rest of his life to end gang violence. Even after his death, his legacy continues, supported by such individuals as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Snoop Dogg, Jesse Jackson, and many more. This posthumous edition of Blue Rage, Black Redemption features a foreword by Tavis Smiley and an epilogue by Barbara Becnel, which details not only the influence of Tookie's activism but also her eyewitness account of his December 2005 execution, and the inquest that followed. By turns frightening and enlightening, Blue Rage, Black Redemption is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and an invaluable lesson in how rage can be turned into redemption.

Trochemoche

Trochemoche
Author: Luis J. Rodríguez
Pages: 92
ISBN: 9781453259115
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Release: 2012-06-12
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poems of the barrio and of the Americas beyond Spanish for “helter-skelter,” Trochemoche begins by conjuring life in the barrio, whether in a slum in a Texas border town or in L.A., the vast, hectic, desperate California metropolis where Luis J. Rodríguez grew up. For Rodríguez, only art offered deliverance from the despair of gang violence and poverty, and these poems stand as prayers for transcendence, recorded long after Rodríguez escaped his violent past and began to explore the wider world. Here Rodríguez offers not only songs of the American dream, but a dream of the Americas, a place that invites a pell-mell, sometimes violent, collision of cultures, human impulses, and natural forces. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Luis J. Rodríguez including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The New York Road Runners Club Complete Book of Running and Fitness

The New York Road Runners Club Complete Book of Running and Fitness
Author: Fred Lebow,Gloria Averbuch,New York Road Runners Club
Pages: 558
ISBN: 0679780106
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Release: 1998
Editor: Random House Reference
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The most useful and comprehensive running book ever." --Runner's World The book that set the standard for runners -- in a third edition Includes: Training tips for all levels Motivation and Psychology Nutrition and Hydration Health and Medicine Aging and Exercise Women's Health Issues Equipment and Lifestyle Ample Resource List including running related Web sites

Always Running

Always Running
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0756962838
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781292310565
Available:
Release: 2019-11-20
Editor: Pearson UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Black Hand

The Black Hand
Author: Chris Blatchford
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780061982262
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Rene Enriquez, aka "Boxer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in California and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand. Mafioso Enriquez gives an insider′s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades. And now, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Blatchford, with the unprecedented cooperation of Rene Enriquez, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. Based on years of research and investigation, Chris Blatchford has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature.

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House
Author: Shirley Jackson
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781101663004
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The greatest haunted house story ever written, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton First published in 1959, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House has been hailed as a perfect work of unnerving terror. It is the story of four seekers who arrive at a notoriously unfriendly pile called Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers—and soon it will choose one of them to make its own. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Marathon Woman

Marathon Woman
Author: Kathrine Switzer
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780306825668
Available:
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially run what was then the all male Boston Marathon, infuriating one of the event's directors who attempted to violently eject her. In what would become an iconic sports image, Switzer escaped and finished the race. This was a watershed moment for the sport, as well as a significant event in women's history. Including updates from the 2008 Summer Olympics, the paperback edition of Marathon Woman details the life of an incredible, pioneering athlete, and the lasting effect she's had on women's sports. Switzer's energy and drive permeate the pages of this warm, witty memoir as she describes everything from the childhood events that inspired her to succeed to her big win in the 1974 New York City Marathon, and beyond.

Cooking for Geeks

Cooking for Geeks
Author: Jeff Potter
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781449396039
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Release: 2010-07-20
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents recipes ranging in difficulty with the science and technology-minded cook in mind, providing the science behind cooking, the physiology of taste, and the techniques of molecular gastronomy.

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son
Author: Charles Dickens
Pages: 543
ISBN: UCAL:B4102421
Available:
Release: 1890
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How Fascism Works

How Fascism Works
Author: Jason Stanley
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780525511854
Available:
Release: 2020-05-26
Editor: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"As the child of refugees of World War II Europe and a renowned philosopher and scholar of propaganda, Jason Stanley has a deep understanding of how democratic societies can be vulnerable to fascism: Nations don't have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. In fact, fascism's roots have been present in the United States for more than a century. Alarmed by the pervasive rise of fascist tactics both at home and around the globe, Stanley focuses here on the structures that unite them, laying out and analyzing the ten pillars of fascist politics--the language and beliefs that separate people into an 'us' and a 'them.' He knits together reflections on history, philosophy, sociology, and critical race theory with stories from contemporary Hungary, Poland, India, Myanmar, and the United States, among other nations. He makes clear the immense danger of underestimating the cumulative power of these tactics, which include exploiting a mythic version of a nation's past; propaganda that twists the language of democratic ideals against themselves; anti-intellectualism directed against universities and experts; law and order politics predicated on the assumption that members of minority groups are criminals; and fierce attacks on labor groups and welfare. These mechanisms all build on one another, creating and reinforcing divisions and shaping a society vulnerable to the appeals of authoritarian leadership. By uncovering disturbing patterns that are as prevalent today as ever, Stanley reveals that the stuff of politics--charged by rhetoric and myth--can quickly become policy and reality. Only by recognizing fascists politics, he argues, may we resist its most harmful effects and return to democratic ideals."--Jacket.

No David

No  David
Author: David Shannon
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781338113198
Available:
Release: 2016-08-30
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . . Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.

I m Always Running Late

I m Always Running    Late
Author: Running Life Publishing
Pages: 122
ISBN: 1700538942
Available:
Release: 2019-10-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Keep track of your Progress this Awesome Running Log Book Save your Personal Records: Time, Distance & Pace. Great for taking notes around your training, as a diary for your progress. Also for collecting ideas and save memories. Are you looking for a Great Gift for a loved person or that Special Runner close to you? This is the perfect gift for all cross country, Trail Running & Marathon running lovers. This Notebook is perfect multi-purpose has a lot of space so is ideal for fill pages by writing notes or jotting down thoughts. If you would like to see a sample of the notebook, click on the Look inside feature. The Awesome Press is series which offer much more Best & High Quality Notebooks - just check out other our products. Specifications: Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Pages: 120 RUNNING / JOGGING TRACKER PAGES Cover: Soft-back Binding: Perfect Binding High-Quality Paper